Marseille Michy Batshuayi responds on Twitter when asked whether he's joining West Ham

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Michy Batshuayi has tried to avoid speculation surrounding a possible move to West Ham United.

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has taken to Twitter to play down talk of a summer move to join West Ham United, amid recent speculation.

Batshuayi, 22, has been regarded as one of the brightest young strikers in Europe ever since his days with Standard Liege, and his record at Marseille has only reinforced that notion.

11 goals in 28 appearances last season was a strong return in Batshuayi's first Ligue 1 campaign, whilst this season he has been even more impressive, hitting 16 goals in 34 games.

Unsurprisingly, Batshuayi's exploits in front of goal in France have now triggered plenty of interest in his signature, as The Mirror report that Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United both want to sign Batshuayi this summer.

It's suggested that West Ham hope Batshuayi's relationship with former Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet will help swing the deal in their favour, giving fans hope of a deal for the Belgian international forward.

Now, a Marseille fan has taken to Twitter in order to ask Batshuayi whether the rumours about a move to West Ham are true - and the striker really attempted to play down the speculation.

The tweet roughly translates as 'I don’t know, it’s not really my problem right now', as Batshuayi looks to put the rumours behind him until the end of the season.

With a potentially big Euro 2016 campaign on the horizon, clubs won't want to see Batshuayi's value soar even higher - and West Ham should be looking to secure an early deal for a striker with great pace and power, as well as potential to get even better.

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